Monday, September 21, 2015
Posted by Eric
It was a little different watching this movie knowing that one of the main characters had died in real life (Paul Walker). Even how he died, crashing a high performance sports car like the ones in this film, made it like there was something "more" to this than just a normal movie. When it started, all I could think about was the death of Paul every time he came on the screen. But, the more I watched, the more I was able to get into the movie and allow myself to be distracted by the unbelievable, over-the-top, almost ridiculous crazy stunts they were able to pull off and cheat death over and over. There wasn't much to the actual plot other than a guy wanting revenge for his brother, but the plot isn't why people watch this series - they want to see fast cars and action that could never actually happen in real life - and if that's what someone is looking for, this movie definitely delivers! As the movie wound down, you could see it turning into more of a Paul Walker tribute, which was nice. He has been a part of this movie series since it started back in 2001, and it all seemed like a fitting way to allow everyone - the actors and the viewer - a way to say "goodbye" to Paul and thank him for his contribution to the movies and allow everyone to move forward. It seems strange feeling that way after a Fast and Furious movie, but I guess I do...